The mother of a 10-year-old girl from Ohio who crossed state lines to get an abortion has defended the confessed rapist of her 27-year-old daughter – who was wrongly listed as a minor during the visit medical, according to reports.
The mother spoke to Telemundo while hiding behind the door of the Columbus apartment which was also listed as the home of rapist Gerson Fuentes, an illegal immigrant from Guatemala.
“She’s my daughter,” the mother, who declined to name, confirmed to Telemundo of the girl who would have been just 9 when she was abused and pregnant.
“She’s fine. Everything they say against him is a lie,” she insisted of Fuentes, who confessed in police interviews to raping the youngster at least twice, according to reports. court records and authorities.
The defensive mother, who hid her face as she spoke to Telemundo in Spanish, insisted she was not the only one to press charges against her young daughter’s attacker.
The shocking case came to light when the girl was taken across state lines to terminate the pregnancy in Indiana on June 30, with President Biden pointing it out as evidence of the wrongdoings of the anti-abortion legislation.
However, although Fuentes is 27, the person listed as having impregnated the girl was described as a minor in the report her abortionist sent to authorities, according to Fox News Digital, which obtained a copy.
Dr. Caitlin Bernard listed the rapist as approximately 17 years old on her official file with the Indiana Department of Health, the outlet said.
It was not immediately clear if Fuentes was identified in the document. Fox only said it showed how Bernard reported performing a nonsurgical abortion for a 10-year-old, 6-week-pregnant girl of Mexican descent on June 30.
Bernard is the one who then shed light on the tragic case in an interview with the Indy Star on July 1.
The doctor’s attorney, Kathleen DeLaney, insisted that Bernard “took all appropriate and appropriate steps in accordance with the law and his medical and ethical training as a doctor”.
“She followed all relevant policies, procedures and regulations in this matter, as she does every day to provide the best possible care to her patients,” she told Fox.
DeLaney also said they are “considering legal action against those who smeared my client, including Indiana Attorney General Todd Rokita,” who is investigating Bernard’s actions.
Fuentes was arrested Tuesday and is being held on $2 million bail after being charged with the felony rape of a minor under 13 in the case. He is due back in court next Friday.
“My heart aches for the pain this young child has gone through,” Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost said.
“I am grateful for the diligent work of the Columbus Police Department in securing a confession and getting a rapist off the streets,” he said.